Time’s a wastin’

Albert Einstein poking his tongue out“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
~ Albert Einstein

Good ol’ time eh. We lose it, we can’t find enough of it, we try to make more of it and we do like to keep track of it. In these days of mobile phones, microwave clocks, computer clocks and well, you name it clocks, there is less of a need for actual WALL clocks. Which gives license for them to become less useful and more statement pieces and designer elements.

A Test Pattern wall clock — now don’t tell me you don’t know what a test pattern is. Are you five years old? This clock has digital numbers that flip over, old style . Old style like test patterns and people who know what they are. Just like the TV test pattern judging reception quality, you can judge the level of your hangover by how crisp and clear the colours are (or aren’t) and how much your head hurts trying to read it.

Test Pattern Wall Clock

The Astro Clock is created with 12 skateboard wheels and bearings. At first glance this might seem the perfect clock for the skateboard teenager.  It’s not.  They need a digital clock with numbers about the size of your face. It would be kinda cool in a funky office or home of an ex-skateboarder <old person>.

Skateboard clock made from wheels

The Big Bodoni Wall Clock has numbers about the size of your face.  Not sure it would suit the teenager as thought required to decipher actual time and half the numbers are missing. It looks good though.  Don’t get one for Nanna or she will think she’s mixed up her meds again.

Big Bodoni Wall Clock

Okay, enough of the designer clocks. I can admit it, I’m quite partial to clocks with all their numbers on. Or at least clocks that cause minimal interference to my brain. I like things to be beautiful but also useful. Okay, easily useful. It’s not being lazy, it’s being busy. Speaking of busy, is that the time? Must fly!

About gillianloves

I decided there was not enough laughing in my life so I set to and started to design greeting cards in addition to my other design work. I'm happy to make people smile and to show that giving something really good takes as little effort as sending something pretty ordinary. I fully believe that if you can laugh about it someday you may as well laugh about it today. And also that we are just about as happy as we try to be. But you should know, Pollyanna I'm not. Even I might want to slap her after a day or so.
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2 Responses to Time’s a wastin’

  1. Miranda says:

    My grandma had a clock that lost three minutes every day. She claimed it was making her younger, and for many years I totally believed her!

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